header image

Two friends from Newport, Wales and New York, USA share pictures of their passion for beer. Read more...

October, 2009 Archives

The Buckingham Arms located on Petty France in Westminster is one of only ten pubs in the UK to appear in all editions of the Good Beer Guide. The pub was built in 1804 and was given a new lick of paint in 2008. As you can tell from the pumps, the pub is operated by the Youngs Brewery. The beer is reasonably priced and they serve good pub grub.

The Buckingham Arms located on Petty France in Westminster is one of only ten pubs in the UK to appear in all editions of the Good Beer Guide. The pub was built in 1804 and was given a new lick of paint in 2008. As you can tell from the pumps, the pub is operated by the Youngs Brewery. The beer is reasonably priced and they serve good pub grub.

I love the effort that The Feathers pub near Buckingham Palace has put into this beer blackboard. It was quite high up on a wall so I had to use Photoshop to correct the perspective.

I love the effort that The Feathers pub near Buckingham Palace has put into this beer blackboard. It was quite high up on a wall so I had to use Photoshop to correct the perspective.

The 'Fresh Hop Cop' car parked outside the Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta, GA.

The 'Fresh Hop Cop' car parked outside the Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta, GA.

These very large bottles of La Vieille Bon-Secours were spotted at the Utobeer stall in Borough Market, London. Weighing in at 6l and 15l the beer is often cited as being the most expensive in the world. At £469 for the 15l bottle, that does equate to an expensive pint. The smaller 6l bottles were 'cheaper' at £96 and the Samichlaus cost £75. And the Duvel glass is actually a large 3l version!

These very large bottles of La Vieille Bon-Secours were spotted at the Utobeer stall in Borough Market, London. Weighing in at 6l and 15l the beer is often cited as being the most expensive in the world. At £469 for the 15l bottle, that does equate to an expensive pint. The smaller 6l bottles were 'cheaper' at £96 and the Samichlaus cost £75. And the Duvel glass is actually a large 3l version!

Part of the massive beer offerings at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY. This place also makes the best breakfast sandwiches in town. Stop by and get yourself some decent beer.

Part of the massive beer offerings at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY. This place also makes the best breakfast sandwiches in town. Stop by and get yourself some decent beer.

A selection of beers from the Purple Moose Brewery in Porthmadog, north Wales. For non-Welsh speakers, the label includes an English translation.

A selection of beers from the Purple Moose Brewery in Porthmadog, north Wales. For non-Welsh speakers, the label includes an English translation.

Empty kegs waiting to be filled at the Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta, GA.

Empty kegs waiting to be filled at the Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta, GA. The photo was taken on one of their excellent brewery tours.

I didn't get to try out this place as I was driving so I'm not sure what it's like. The Chattanooga restaurant is one of four in Tennessee and Florida and is operated by Gordon Biersch.

I didn't get to try out this place as I was driving so I'm not sure what it's like. The Chattanooga restaurant is one of four in Tennessee and Florida and is operated by Gordon Biersch.

Taco Mac is a chain of pubs throughout Tennessee and Georgia that sells a huge range of beers. The photo shows just a few of the 93 beers that they had on tap at their pub in Decatur, Atlanta. They also sold 252 bottles!

Taco Mac is a chain of pubs throughout Tennessee and Georgia that sells a huge range of beers. The photo shows just a few of the 93 beers that they had on tap at their pub in Decatur, Atlanta. They also sold 252 bottles! Here's a shot showing the 93 taps.